President Trump Pledge To America’s Workers…

Action oriented.  Yesterday President Trump introduced the workforce initiative to develop American workers to support the dynamic economic resurgence.  A group of private employers signed a pledge to help train and develop over 3.8 million workers for the 21st century American economy.

However, no plan, no pledge and no promise, can succeed without: 1) establishing clear goals; 2) evaluating progress; and 3) measuring the effectiveness in the results.  President Trump introduces the results-oriented business action plan to the public sector.


[Executive Order] By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to provide a coordinated process for developing a national strategy to ensure that America’s students and workers have access to affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training that will equip them to compete and win in the global economy, and for monitoring the implementation of that strategy, it is hereby ordered as follows:

♦Section 1. Purpose. Our Nation is facing a skills crisis. There are currently more than 6.7 million unfilled jobs in the United States, and American workers, who are our country’s most valuable resource, need the skills training to fill them. At the same time, the economy is changing at a rapid pace because of the technology, automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to retail.

For too long, our country’s education and job training programs have prepared Americans for the economy of the past. The rapidly changing digital economy requires the United States to view education and training as encompassing more than a single period of time in a traditional classroom. We need to prepare Americans for the 21st century economy and the emerging industries of the future.

We must foster an environment of lifelong learning and skills-based training, and cultivate a demand-driven approach to workforce development. My Administration will champion effective, results-driven education and training so that American students and workers can obtain the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and of the future.

♦Sec. 2. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to work with private employers, educational institutions, labor unions, other non-profit organizations, and State, territorial, tribal, and local governments to update and reshape our education and job training landscape so that it better meets the needs of American students, workers, and businesses.

♦Sec. 3. Establishment and Composition of the President’s National Council for the American Worker. (a) There is hereby established the President’s National Council for the American Worker (Council), co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and the Advisor to the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives (Co-Chairs).

(b) In addition to the Co-Chairs, the Council shall include the following officials, or their designees:

(i) the Secretary of the Treasury;

(ii) the Secretary of Education;

(iii) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

(iv) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

(v) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration;

(vi) the Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination;

(vii) the Director of the National Economic Council;

(viii) the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers;

(ix) the Director of the National Science Foundation; and

(x) the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

♦Sec. 4. Additional Invitees. As appropriate and consistent with applicable law, the Co-Chairs may, from time to time, invite the heads of other executive departments and agencies (agencies), or other senior officials in the White House Office, to attend meetings of the Council.

♦Sec. 5. Council Meetings. The Co-Chairs shall convene meetings of the Council at least once per quarter.

♦Sec. 6. Functions of the Council.

(a) The Council shall develop recommendations for the President on policy and strategy related to the American workforce, and perform such other duties as the President may from time to time prescribe.

(b) The Council shall develop recommendations for:

(i) a national strategy for empowering American workers, which shall include recommendations on how the Federal Government can work with private employers, educational institutions, labor unions, other non-profit organizations, and State, territorial, tribal, and local governments to create and promote workforce development strategies that provide evidence-based, affordable education and skills-based training for youth and adults to prepare them for the jobs of today and of the future;

(ii) fostering close coordination, cooperation, and information exchange among the Federal Government, private employers, educational institutions, labor unions, other non-profit organizations, and State, territorial, tribal, and local governments as related to issues concerning the education and training of Americans; and

(iii) working with agencies to foster consistency in implementing policies and actions developed under this order.

♦Sec. 7. Initial Tasks of Council. Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Council shall:

(a) develop a national campaign to raise awareness of matters considered by the Council, such as the urgency of the skills crisis; the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; the creation of new industries and job opportunities spurred by emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence; the nature of many careers in the trades and manufacturing; and the need for companies to invest in the training and re-training of their workers and more clearly define the skills and competencies that jobs require;

(b) develop a plan for recognizing companies that demonstrate excellence in workplace education, training, and re‑training policies and investments, in order to galvanize industries to identify and adopt best practices, innovate their workplace policies, and invest in their workforces;

(c) examine how the Congress and the executive branch can work with private employers, educational institutions, labor unions, other non-profit organizations, and State, territorial, tribal, and local governments to support the implementation of recommendations from the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion established in Executive Order 13801 of June 15, 2017 (Expanding Apprenticeships in America), including recommendations related to:

(i) developing and increasing the use of industry‑recognized, portable credentials by experienced workers seeking further education, displaced workers seeking skills to secure new jobs, students enrolled in postsecondary education, and younger Americans who are exploring career and education options before entering the workforce;

(ii) increasing apprenticeship, earn-and-learn, and work-based learning opportunities;

(iii) expanding the use of online learning resources; and

(iv) increasing the number of partnerships around the country between companies, local educational institutions, and other entities, including local governments, labor unions, workforce development boards, and other non-profit organizations, in an effort to understand the types of skills that are required by employers so that educational institutions can recalibrate their efforts toward the development and delivery of more effective training programs.

(d) consider the recommendations of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (Board) established in section 8 of this order and, as appropriate, adopt recommendations that would significantly advance the objectives of the Council. The Council shall continue to consider and, as appropriate, adopt the Board’s recommendations beyond the initial 180‑day period provided by this section;

(e) recommend a specific course of action for increasing transparency related to education and job-training program options, including those offered at 4‑year institutions and community colleges. The Council shall also propose ways to increase access to available job data, including data on industries and geographic locations with the greatest numbers of open jobs and projected future opportunities, as well as the underlying skills required to fill open jobs, so that American students and workers can make the most informed decisions possible regarding their education, job selection, and career paths. The Council shall also propose strategies for how best to use existing data tools to support informed decision making for American students and workers;

(f) develop recommendations on how the public sector should engage with the private sector in worker re-training, including through the use of online learning resources. In developing these recommendations, the Council shall examine existing private sector efforts to re‑train workers or develop them professionally, and consider how investments in worker training and re-training programs compare to investments in other human-resource related areas, such as recruitment, health benefits, and retirement benefits; and

(g) examine public and private-sector expenditures, including tax expenditures, related to providing Americans with knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in the workplace at various stages of life (such as during primary and secondary education, postsecondary education, continuing professional development, and re-training), consider the effectiveness of those expenditures, and make suggestions for reforms in order to serve American workers and students better.

♦Sec. 8. Establishment of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

(a) There is hereby established the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

(b) The Board shall be composed and function as follows:

(i) The Board shall be composed of the Secretary of Commerce and the Advisor to the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives, and up to 25 members appointed by the President from among citizens outside the Federal Government, and shall include individuals chosen to serve as representatives of the various sectors of the economy, including the private sector, employers, educational institutions, and States, to offer diverse perspectives on how the Federal Government can improve education, training, and re-training for American workers;

(ii) The Board shall be co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the Advisor to the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives;

(iii) Members appointed to the Board shall serve for a term of 2 years. If the term of the Board established in subsection (a) of this section is extended, members shall be eligible for reappointment, and may continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until the appointment of a successor;

(iv) The Board shall advise the Council on the workforce policy of the United States. Specific activities of the Board shall include, to the extent permitted by law, recommending steps to encourage the private sector and educational institutions to combat the skills crisis by investing in and increasing demand-driven education, training, and re-training, including through apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities;

(v) Members of the Board shall serve without any compensation for their work on the Board. Members of the Board, while engaged in the work of the Board, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for persons serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707), consistent with the availability of funds;

(vi) The Board shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order, unless extended by the President; and

(vii) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), may apply to the Board, any functions of the President under that Act, except for those in section 6 and section 14 of that Act, shall be performed by the Secretary of Commerce, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Administrator of General Services.

♦Sec. 9. Administrative Provisions.

(a) The Department of Commerce shall provide the Council and the Board with funding and administrative support as may be necessary for the performance of their functions.

(b) The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Co-Chairs of the Council, shall designate an official to serve as Executive Director, to coordinate the day-to-day functions of the Council.

(c) To the extent permitted by law, including the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535), and subject to the availability of appropriations, other agencies may detail staff to the Council, or otherwise provide administrative support, in order to advance the Council’s functions.

(d) Agencies shall cooperate with the Council and provide such information regarding its current and planned activities related to policies that affect the American workforce as the Co-Chairs shall reasonably request, to the extent permitted by law.

♦Sec. 10. Termination of Council. The Council shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order, unless extended by the President.

♦Sec. 11. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.


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111 Responses to President Trump Pledge To America’s Workers…

  1. We just keep on WINNING!
    #MAGA 2020 and 4EVER

    Liked by 6 people

    • TarsTarkas says:

      Crumbs (sarc). Also sexist, racist, anti-immigrant, etc. etc.

      This is the sort of initiative that will help build a Republican Tsunami in the mid-terms. And remember, don’t let the Perfect become the enemy of the Good! Don’t sulk because you didn’t the candidate you wanted! Almost anything’s better than a Pelosi-led Impeachment party!

      Liked by 6 people

  2. fleporeblog says:

    This EO coupled with the tweet Charles Payne recently shared is going to take the Economic Train to a level we haven’t seen in this country for over 3+ decades. We are WINNING and there is nothing that the Left, MSM, Democrats, RINOs, Globalist, CoC etc. can do about it.

    Liked by 16 people

  3. NC PATRIOT says:

    And will be getting millions of students into skills training and away from the high college debt and high indoctrination.

    Liked by 21 people

    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Right NC Patriot – As PDJT stated in the Cabinet Meeting –

      “We need trained people.”

      “We need people that know trades.”

      “And we’re starting a very intensive program of training people, so that when these companies, these great companies, come back into the country — many of them left years ago; they’re coming back now because of what we’re doing. Whether it be the regulations or the massive tax cuts, they’re coming back — and it means jobs. And that’s why the unemployment numbers are so good. And you’ve seen nothing yet.”

      [Transcript] Important MAGAnomic Cabinet Meeting – President Trump’s Administration Focuses on American Workforce Initiatives…

      Posted on July 18, 2018 by sundance


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      • SickRick says:

        This was the one thing that really rang out to me on the SOTU address. Following through on a commitment to train skilled tradesman (& women). Shop classes in most high schools are almost non-existent any more (liability issues?).

        I don’t know about anyone else, but as a young teen, I was a guest of the NYC court system, and was in a school in Westchester County (not a lockup, a place for kids that couldn’t get along at home – runaways, etc.) that had an OUTSTANDING SHOP/TRADE PROGRAM. Wood, Metal, Print, Automotive, Media, etc. The foundation for ALL THE SKILLS I have today – was laid in my time there.

        Even though I’m in IT (using my BRAINPOWER) for 40 years, I can do things with my hands/mind – work on my own vehicles, build things, repair things.

        Most kids out of school today, can handle a game controller – but don’t know which end of a hammer to hold.

        If any of the left thinks being a Plumber, AC Tech, Mechanic, etc. is beneath our “self entitled youth” – take a look at what these trades are CHARGING THE CONSUMER.

        About time we teach folks to connect their brains with their hands, and go do something that can step back AND BE PROUD OF.

        The $150K liberal arts degree in Transgender African American studies, is good for a job in front of a DEEP FRYER (and not much else)…


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        • Ad rem says:

          Rick….your comment was mistakenly sent to the spam bin. 😦


          • SickRick says:

            No Problems. I used a different login than my usual commenting login. I’m in Facebook Jail for 30 days (for posting a photo of a T-Shirt of Hitler, with the capture “My Che Shirt Is In Wash” – no sense of humor or irony in ZuckLand) – so I’ve been spending a little more time here. LOL


        • TrumpFanFLA says:

          “The School of Hard Knocks” offers better life-skills any day & incurs no debt.

          *”Most kids out of school today … don’t know which end of a hammer to hold.”*

          That’s been the case for a long time. A former male boss/attorney did not know how to hammer a small nail in the office wall to hang a picture, & he graduated law school circa 1972. He was no soy-boy beta either. I walked in to work one day & there he was near the wall all contorted & twisted in body trying to hold nail & hammer at the same time. (I lol’d!) “WHAT are you doing? Give me that for pete’s sake!” I stood up straight & lightly tapped hammer 2-3 times to insert small nail into wall & said, “NOW hang the picture!” Boss did so, laughed & walked away happy. And I’m a “Guuuurl” (not a FemiNazi but good grief!)

          A brother & I were discussing this in recent years. He’s a master tradesman & he said while shaking his head, “You would NOT believe the (younger) guys they send me for various jobs. They don’t know how to do ANYTHING, not even the most simple things!” (use screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, hammers, measuring tapes, etc.)

          So yes, it’s bad out there for TRAINED tradesmen. Back to REAL school, Ye Snowflakes! 😉


        • NvMtnOldMan says:

          SickRick–I entered the 6th grade in 1947 in a small town in the Mtnsd of Nv. We had to take one year of mechanical grafting and then 2 years of shop. We made furniture , gun cabinets etc. We used table saws, band saws lathes etc. And nobody got killed.


    • jahealy says:

      Yes! And hopefully we’ll see a reemergence of good old American ambition in younger generations once they see how quickly they can learn to stand on their own two feet.

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      • dekester says:


        IMO younger Americans living in middle America, and likely elsewhere. Will have a tremendous opportunity to purchase quality properties.

        Of course property ownership is not for everyone, but a substantial down payment on a choice property, is far more appealing than an onerous student debt.

        PDJT is really inspiring a nation. At least those capable of being inspired.

        God bless PDJT

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  4. mostlyogauge says:

    I hope this initiative will address age discrimination. I am an older IT worker and not yet ready to hang it up. I have always kept up with the latest technology (not a fan of some of the stuff) and keep current. I still have a lot to contribute but find that difficult to do being in a job where I am underemployed.

    I am fortunate to have a job, especially after the last 10 years, but age discrimination towards older workers is real, I have experienced it first hand.

    I worked in IT in manufacturing for 20+ years and would love to get back into a manufacturing environment. Recruiters and head hunters pretty much ignore the older work force. At least the ones I’ve been in contact do.

    Liked by 16 people

    • lilann2012 says:

      In the exact same position as you! I feel your pain.

      Liked by 6 people

    • talker2u says:

      Me too except I was laid off three times in six years.

      “We’re happy with your work but . . . ”

      The last time was the company hiring an Indian H1-B for less than one-half my salary and benwfits.

      Afterward I worked a bit in IT as a temp but soon left completely.

      Looks like I was born 30 years too early.

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      • MAJA says:

        So sorry for your experiences. I’m in a field that is aging quickly, I think the average age for loan officers is 56 or 58. I believe younger people are not entering this field due to the cfpb.

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      • Martin says:

        For all the virtue-signaling millenials are fond of, try getting an interview as an older worker in a company they own or control. I don’t want to assume it’s age discrimination, but if it walks like a duck…

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    • Reloader says:

      If “skills” were important, I would not be underemployed and unemployed. Soon I will start receiving SS benefits– even though I have so many skills and such good health that I can actually qualify as a “superman.” But under the previous several gov’t administrations, I have not been able to get a full-time job since 2006. Where I live, in a “big university” town, it is well-known that many companies are very discriminatory: “Don’t bother interviewing a white male” is the policy on campus and all across town.

      How will our great VSGPDJT cause firms to turn around quickly enough? Our household is currently entirely unemployed, but we know there is a “worker shortage.” Is it more than just wishful thinking that we have confidence that VERY SKILLED but over-60 people will benefit from this shortage?

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      • Maquis says:

        Up channel your thoughts and experiences to PDJT at, please!

        Tweet Ivanka too, if you do that sort of thing…

        There is no doubt in my mind that ALL Americans capable of and willing to work will be valued as never before. But you GentleFolk sidelined by PC and Age Discrimmination need your plights to be highlighted to the President and his Team.

        No one better to do that than those that want and can get back into the trenches.


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      • MAJA says:

        I think the decline in immigration especially h1b’s will make employers seek out more of the qualified Americans regardless of age. I wonder how long that will take to kick in.

        Liked by 1 person

      • MAJA says:

        Not sure what your skill set is, but what about opening up your own business as a sole proprietorship?


    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Hope things work out for you! I saw on a techie forum where two folks who are also in their “senior discount years” had their jobs disappear (offshore, no less), but they each had a couple of GOOD offers within weeks. Better than their previous positions. So it can work, especially with the economy improving.

      Re: offshoring/rightshoring/etc., all of the manufacturing jobs that the US Chamber of Commies, the DEMONcRATs, and the deep state moved out of the USA, took a lot of IT positions with them. And those jobs are, to a degree, specialized, such that one can’t just hop into them from, say, a finance-type IT spot.

      Making things worse, are all of the “packages”, sorry attempts at “one size fits all”, when what actually happens is worse than Ms. Freeland’s shrink-wrap dress…

      In my case, not only did the companies and IT departments go away, the computing platform did, as well. Many speak of “homesteading”, but few actually do it…

      There’s a professor who is/was at UC Davis (in CA) who has done a TON of work on age discrimination, in particular with regard to IT jobs (and H1Bs, etc., the other plague from IT Hell). I don’t have a link, but it’s probably not hard to find.

      Funny (not) with all the noise the left makes about discrimination, REAL discrimination is on the increase for older folks, handicapped folks, and now MAGA folks…

      Liked by 5 people

      • piper567 says:

        If you can stand interacting with the leftist AARP. their website can also be of use when it comes to opportunities and legislative State situations.
        I do read their stuff, and this info on age discrimination is a big push for them.
        Website is accessible, I believe, for non-members.
        Also, many people might consider re-location based on growing sectors, and their location, within our Country.


    • Kaiser Derden says:

      age discrimination is not a training issue … it is an issue I agree … but I doubt there is much the Feds can do about it besides the laws we already have 😦


    • yy4u says:

      We might need some anti-discrimination legislation against older workers. We have it against everyone else.

      Liked by 1 person

      • MAJA says:

        If quotas are good for the goose, they should be good for the gander, right?


      • Jan says:

        Here’s the thing about social security and the dynamics of the future: Later baby boomers, of which I am one, can’t get full social security until 66 yrs. of age. Lately, they’ve been talking about moving up the age for future qualifiers to collect full social security to 70. If we’re going to have age discrimination on top of postponed SS income, what is one to do? I’m perfectly qualified to work another few years but who is going to hire me at going on 67 in a couple of months. Because of some special circumstances, I went through a year of looking on-line for jobs. They can’t ask your age because that’s illegal, but when they ask for your college education and when you graduated, you’re not going to even get a callback. Heck, I couldn’t even get an online reply with an online detective agency.

        So I like this move by my President. He promised to look out for our youth and he’s doing this. He’s right. A college degree in the arts or history is useless unless you want to be a teacher or professor. Then there are industries that go thru days of the gold rush or the bumper sticker: Please, God, let there be another oil boom, I promise I won’t pi*s it away this time.

        Because our president is a businessman, he gets it. Not just the billions of dollars going to our military, but recognizing that we need more skilled positions that you don’t get in college. Now if he can just fix welfare, medicare, medicaid, drug costs and fight to defeat Dimms .


    • Sandra-VA says:

      I found myself in the same situation… and gave up. Age discrimination was the most shocking impediment that I discovered in my chosen field… couldn’t believe that knowledge, experience, training and EXCELLENCE was brushed aside for cheaper H1-B imports… so many of my former co-workers ended up in the same boat.. and then tptb wonder why cybercrime is now rampant.

      Mine was a double whammy too.. laid off at the age of 40 and the crime of being a female in the then male dominated industry.

      I would LOVE to go back to my passion, but probably too late for me now 😦

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    • vikingmom says:

      We have a good friend who has spent 30 years working an IT related job for a well-known “big box” retailer. He was recently informed that his position (and ONLY his) had been eliminated in a “restructuring” of the department. He is six months away from getting a large stock option bonus that he has been working towards for years!

      He challenged the decision and they are backing down now and will continue his current benefits/salary through the end of the year.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Age doesn’t scripture mination disappears before companies invest the in employment rehab or training greenies. We should be at that point now I feel you haven’t. Circulated an experiential resume in the past 6 months get it out there.

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    • permiejack says:

      Age Discrimination & Work Situations
      The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

      The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
      This law protects people who are 40 or older from discrimination because of age. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

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    • Michaela says:

      @mostly and the rest…I too found age discrimination a problem at an early age of 50! It took me years to find a job (well a real job I had to take whatever I could get and it was an awful time in life). I wish all of you the best with all my heart. We can still kick ass in our 50’s, 60’s and hopefully, if life is good to us, our 70’s. Our President is absolutely outstanding!!!!!!

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    • Pa Hermit says:

      I am in your same boat “O”, I am in a field that is more or less set for the younger generation. My education is electro mechanic with a degree in computers on the side. This company took a chance on me and I’m paying them back. What really ticked me off was their first question of “How old are you!” In my younger days I would have walked out of that interview, but with my age, I sucked it up to get to pay the bills and life’s little pleasures. I thank God every day that I have pretty good health yet! Almost 70 and I feel like 50! Those 50 lb. bags of chemicals gives me a real workout! My title is a “Compounder.” By the by, I tinker in “O” and “O27.”

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    • TrumpFanFLA says:

      Maybe our most famous “Trump Cheerleader,” @Mitchellvii, could be of help. He was an independent professional recruiter for 30 years but decided to devote his full-time to #MAGA & his new radio show by 2016. Even so, he might still have some ideas &/or contacts in the head-hunter business. Send him a tweet & see!

      (I can’t recall the name of his head-hunter website so I don’t know if he still has it online or not.)


    • TrumpFanFLA says:

      For any “seniors” out of work & who may be willing to “settle” for work that may not be their “passion”:

      If you can type fast & accurately, legal &/or medical transcription is easy, fairly interesting, & pays better than a regular “secretary” job, & often you can work from home.

      All you need is a law or medical dictionary (teach yourself as you go; it’s not that hard, I self-taught “on the jobs”), a laptop, & whatever current equipment with headphone & foot pedal to start/stop the audio. (In the old days it was a simple dictaphone transcribing machine.)

      Just go knock on every attorney & court reporter’s door & offer your services. If you’re open to flexible hours, say so (“I’ll work nights & weekends to help you keep up with your overflow,” etc.)

      Ditto doctor’s for medical transcription.

      If you work from home, what do any of them care how old someone is? Seniors also don’t have young kids, daycare, & a “party life” to keep up with as do the younger set. Seniors are more content. And if in excellent health, definitely throw that in.


  5. Michael says:

    Return “Industrial Arts” to public schools.
    These are much needed programs that have been disparaged by the “College machine”.

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    • prettiestone says:

      As well as Home Ec.

      Liked by 8 people

      • webgirlpdx says:

        Yes. Do high schools still have ‘shop’ anymore? My husband and I still tease about him being “Carpentry Student of the Year” back in the early 70’s in his HS. Even though he entered and retired from another industry, he is still a craftsman and those skills have carried over into the rest of his life… our construction, remodeling and all kinds of projects.

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        • prettiestone says:

          No, I don’t think so-it’s too practical. They were great classes. And you’re right. Those are skills you use in life. I graduated in ’80 and the guys would take it just to meet girls and surprise themselves with what they could make. They would be so proud — good times. Of course, I took shop and was just as proud of my lamp. 😀

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Would love to see incorporated into a Home Ec. high school curriculum basics on budgeting, savings, finances so that these young minds have a foundation for when they begin to make choices that have real world repercussions.

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    • talker2u says:


      Wood. Metal. Electrical. Electronics. Solar. Computers . . . with an emphasis on fundamentals.

      Liked by 4 people

  6. AmericaFirst says:

    President Trump is not going to leave behind any agencies which have outlived their usefulness or can be twisted to some sort of backdoor funding for Marxist causes.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. DanO64 says:

    This will super-charge the U. S. Space Force. Just say N.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. MVW says:

    Get rid of current curriculum designed to make millions of Obamas and put in one to enable Americans to fill the good jobs here and coming. Jetison those legacy SJW teachers of Socialism.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. pyromancer76 says:

    This is one of the keys to that 2018 Monster Vote II Red Tsunami.

    For older workers I hope all those who lost their good-paying jobs as the economy became hollowed out or foreign workers were hired might want to rejoin the workforce. Most probably took early retirement or have had to work at much lesser jobs. Now is a chance to work again and continue the efforts long past 65 with good health.

    Most people I know who are 65 and in good health from the inside out Feel Young and Vigorous. If one chooses to retire, so be it, but let it be the individual’s choice. The older worker will supplement skilled workers.

    The other end — the beginning of one’s productive life — I hope boot camps will be required, given the type of education too frequently experienced by our young people. Unless parents carefully supplement that disgusting “we are all exceptional” type of learning, kids skate too frequently and lose precious learning time along with self respect. An inspirational-military type of discipline can prepare our young people for the creative efforts that all jobs take.

    Successful completing of this boot camp should send one on to an internship. If the worker proves to be excellent, all the better for the company and the nation. If something is lacking, send him/her through the process again — with “love” — you are almost there; I know you can do it.

    It takes both love (inspiration) and strong paternal discipline . There will be grumbling at first, but the pride later and the light in the individual’s eyes when they see what they can do is a magnificent reward.

    Post Script. This kind of paternal discipline does not belong to fathers alone, although it requires father. They are the bottom line. It is a function (internalized by mothers), an essential function, performed by both mothers and fathers at different times, and must be internalized within each individual for a productive life in our Republic.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      We used to have that kind of thing – it was called ‘Working at McDonald’s’ while in HS. But minimum wage pretty much put an end to it.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. DanO64 says:

    There is a million or so people out there with worthless degree who will soon learn that going into debt to get a degree in Queer Women’s Studies won’t get you through life in the long run. Sucks to be them.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. darcy says:

    It’s a little hard to fill jobs needed by employers when our 4-year institutions are turning out social-justice warriors by the tens-of-thousands annually much to the neglect of graduates who are actually trained in professions which add value and service to the nation.

    We need people trained to do real jobs — to build up America — not revolutionaries committed to destroying us.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Successful Loser says:

    Excellent! Hopefully, this will influence local school boards to change their outlooks and attitudes and look for real ways to help their students, and put our, ever compounding levy money, to other uses besides union salaries. This initiative provides a structure to add substance to their, yearly, shallow, guilt manipulation, cry of, “It’s for the children.” It is time to really make it for the children.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. soozword says:

    Where’s the mandatory nationwide E-Verify? Presume that is up to Congress but can he implement via EO? Do not recall any tweets on this, at least lately.

    Liked by 1 person

    • USTerminator says:

      I want to see E-Verify too but US is on labor shortage and skill gap as well. If PDJT issue EO on mandate E-Verify then would put companies and economy at risk due to labor shortage. Wait a year or after 2020 when PDJT have or the pieces in place with proper work force and demand companies to hire American workers and no one can complaint.


  14. fleporeblog says:

    From the article linked above:

    The White House detailed the council’s key goals.

    * Develop a national campaign to raise awareness of workforce issues, such as the urgency of the skills crisis and the importance of STEM education;

    * Create a plan for recognizing companies that demonstrate excellence in workplace education, training, retraining policies, and workforce investment;

    * Help expand the number of apprenticeships and encourage increased investment in training and re-training American workers;

    *Recommend a specific course of action for increasing transparency related to education and job-training programs, and propose ways to increase available job data; and

    * Consider and implement the recommendations of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (Board), as appropriate.

    Ivanka was on Fox & Friends to discuss yesterday an the EO going forward:

    Liked by 5 people

  15. cats23 says:

    And all of this he does while being smeared, slammed and sabotaged, zero recognition from the media.
    AND!!!! He does it all for free. Every morning he gets up to put in another full day for America, without getting paid.

    I truly Love my President!!

    Liked by 8 people

    • Cheri Lawrence says:

      Yes, my goodness the whole family selflessly stepped into this mess and personal slander and death lthreats for the good of our nation. Huge sacrifice and I am so incredibly grateful. Now we are all involved again as society flourishes when good people come together with a common goal under sane and constructive leadership!!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. alliwantissometruth says:

    The Democrat response

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi at the podium…

    “I just heard about Trumps pledge to American workers, & it’s very racist
    Well, what about the children? Illegal aliens & MS13 are people too
    If we can put a man on Saturn, we ought to be able…..
    Wait, what day is it?
    Bush should be impeached
    ICE should be in drinks, not tearing babies from their mothers wombs
    Walls won’t work, we need bridges….so….uh…… so we can get over the creek
    Jobs only produce crumbs
    We don’t need borders, Americans don’t want to make applesauce
    What was I saying?
    Why yes, I have seen a lot of 200 pound babies with gang tattoo’s all over their bodies
    Are you saying you don’t like radical Islam?
    We need more paper to give to the people without papers
    Who are these Americans everyone is talking about?
    Again, what about the babies?

    Thank you, & remember to vote democrat”

    Liked by 8 people

    • Kate says:

      AllIwant, you have Nancy just about right, it is hard to understand her gibberish and facial twitches, she represents the Democratic party to a tee and you correctly showed it inyour fun comment. Thanks for my laugh of the day.

      Liked by 5 people

  17. MM says:

    TY Flep
    So much garage to wade through
    Of course I prefer optimism……

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Kaiser Derden says:

    yeah … throw a label on someone so you don’t have to debate … THAT will work here …

    Liked by 1 person

  19. scott467 says:

    “(iv) increasing the number of partnerships around the country between companies, local educational institutions, and other entities, including local governments, labor unions, workforce development boards, and other non-profit organizations, in an effort to understand the types of skills that are required by employers so that educational institutions can recalibrate their efforts toward the development and delivery of more effective training programs.”


    Aren’t ‘public / private partnerships’ the source and spigot of much of the Deep State evil?

    It’s never ‘mom and pop’ shops, it’s always Apple, Microsoft, etc., every multinational globalist corporate vampire on the planet, sucking in billions of tax dollars, and using it to undermine the American workforce in the name of “diversity’ and “new world order” ad nauseam.

    Shut the spigot OFF.

    Starve the vampires.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Impeach! Can’t be doing anything like training workers for the jobs industries need filled… no siree!

      Liked by 4 people

      • scott467 says:

        “Impeach! Can’t be doing anything like training workers for the jobs industries need filled… no siree!”



        Easy there, Sandra!

        Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, lol!


  20. jbowen82 says:

    Cutting the government workforce (at all levels) by a couple of million would make lots of employees available to the private sector. Turn people who are an economic drag into people who are economic contributors. I’m not saying we don’t need government, whether teachers, fire fighters, or whatever, but we had more than enough government in the Clinton administration – why don’t we make that the benchmark and see where we can cut?

    Liked by 5 people

    • jahealy says:

      Excellent thought! Dear PDJT – please sign an EO to “repurpose” at least half our swamp workforce into the private sector where they’re actually needed, and where they can become productive members of society vs. mischief-makers!

      Liked by 3 people

  21. scott467 says:

    And pulease….. I’m sure Ivanka is a wonderful woman… I have nothing at all against her, but I didn’t vote for Ivanka, or her worldview.


    • Sandra-VA says:



      So you are against training american workers to fill all the news jobs being created? You’d rather we import foreigners to do the work? Go back to moving our industry to other countries? Go back to the Obama era?

      All because Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter is the leading champion for this initiative?

      Alrighty then!

      Liked by 5 people

      • PaulM says:

        He didn’t say he was against training american workers.
        I interpreted his comment more as he doesn’t know the depths of her idiology as none of us do.
        I’m all for jobs and training for Americans if it doesn’t turn into just a bunch of money givaways to big business like so many “job programs” have before and to be honest, if we’re going to have a “jobs and training czar”, I would like it to be someone who has had more interaction with the skilled trades than talking on the phone to the service manager at the Mercedes dealership.

        Liked by 2 people

        • scott467 says:

          ” if we’re going to have a “jobs and training czar”, I would like it to be someone who has had more interaction with the skilled trades than talking on the phone to the service manager at the Mercedes dealership.”


          Oh come on, she doesn’t talk to the service manager at Mercedes herself… that’s for her manservant to deal with, lol!


          • KBR says:

            Get over yourself.

            Ivanka was part of Trump organization, and worked in it. She also began her own career on the side. So two jobs, real jobs.

            Not just calling the Mercedes dealer, but arranging to build his dealership. That is IF he could even afford the Trumps in the first place, which he probaby could NOT. Meanwhile his wife is buying her merchandise from Ivanka’s “side job.”

            We did not elect Ivanka. But PDJT, whom we DID elect, chose her, just like he chose many others, to work for him and for us.

            Either you trust his choices or you don’t. But don’t accuse Ivanka of being a know-nothing when it is clearly you that knows nothing.


        • sunnydaze says:

          …” I interpreted his comment more as he doesn’t know the depths of her idiology as none of us do.”….

          Actually, he seems to have his mind made up.

          Liked by 1 person

      • scott467 says:



        So you are against training american workers to fill all the news jobs being created? You’d rather we import foreigners to do the work? Go back to moving our industry to other countries? Go back to the Obama era?”


        Wow, talk about putting whole paragraphs in other people’s mouths!

        Sorry, didn’t mean to trigger you like that on a Friday afternoon 😉


    • oldnews says:

      I personally think this is the perfect project for Ivanka to spearhead. Do you think she is ignorant in regards to jobs and the workforce? She is a business woman; a successful one. I don’t care for many aspects of her “world view” but I think this is a great way to take advantage of her skills to help MAGA.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MAJA says:

      Ivanka’s not the oresident, so you’re safe.


    • Lulu says:

      Really? Well I didn’t vote for anyone in the cabinet or staffing the WH etc. So, we should just have Trump and Pence do everything.

      Liked by 2 people

  22. Sandra-VA says:

    Wrong thread?


  23. yy4u says:

    There is power in numbers, jimbo. The Democrats know this. They join together to boycott, to protest. We don’t. I’m not up to protesting (don’t see any point in it) but I will boycott in a heartbeat. So what can we do to harm the CoC? Pres. Trump can’t do it all by himself. We need to pitch in. I’ve already cancelled Netflix, dumped Fox News for Fox Business and rarely go to the movies when we used to go all the time. I won’t cut off my nose to spite my face, but I WILL suffer inconvenience in order to make a point. We grouse about the CoC but don’t do anything to stymie them. What can we do? I’m ready.


  24. fleporeblog says:

    AD rem cleanup in aisle 5!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Ellie says:

    No one man has done more to improve the lives of average Americans than President Trump.

    Every day is Christmas.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. sunnydaze says:

    I will never forget watching Bush (II) on TV touting buying homes in a rising/overpriced Market as a way for Americans to get their finances in shape….just a couple years before the market crashed.

    Big. Difference. between a hack like Bush and Prez Trump.

    Which one do *you* think has your back, America?

    The guy who thinks good, solid, well-paid jobs are the way to go, or the guy who thinks the Lottery is your best bet?

    Liked by 3 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Or maybe it’s the guy who just threw his hands up in the air and declared “those jobs are NEVER coming back”.

      That would be ………Obama.

      God, we are So Blessed!

      Liked by 3 people

    • MAJA says:

      Yes, we should trust the political, banker, and regulator cabal, who engineered the financial crises, but never saw it coming and promised that everything was contained.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Martin says:

      After all, sometimes you have to “suspend the Constitution, to protect…the Constitution…”

      I can still see that face, hear that voice. Man, were we duped.


  27. Gayle says:

    How will this information be conveyed. Media is not interested in informing or promoting any positive news if it is initiated by the President. This program is not in the interest of the liberal education system who pushes all students into a 4-year college degree program and a lifetime of student debt. Counselors should be more attuned to work force opportunities and growth in those industries. We have graduates with degrees that do not transfer into well-paying jobs. I know of 4 well-educated students working in low paying jobs and complaining about their student loan payments. This will be of great benefit to those whose jobs were eliminated or need training to enter a changing work force. Thank you PDJT for continuing to work on our behalf.

    Liked by 2 people

    • jahealy says:

      Since we know the MSM won’t promote it, it would be great if some entity like the RNC could run TV ads.

      Liked by 4 people

      • MAJA says:

        That’s a great idea. Since the rnc doesn’t support MAGA candidates, the rnc donations should be used for a constant stream of advertising of PDJT’s initiatives and progress across msm.the whores will take their money.

        Liked by 1 person

  28. unconqueredone says:

    I wish he hadn’t included “non-profit organizations” in his list. There are something along the lines of 1.5 million 501c3’s in our country and what do they produce? IMHO they are by and large leaches sucking on the leach that is the federal government. We do not need more jobs in this sector.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Pyrthroes says:

    Recall Bush I’s ambition to be “the Education President”: After hoicking up a humongous gathering of blithering educrats at ye ole Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia in 1989, all-and-sundry returned satiated to their DC swamplands. Thirty years on, while Big George yet dwells with us, to say that the U.S. education establishment and its preposterously self-serving, worthless apparats have failed miserably on every level is to re-state the obvious.

    Kudos to Trump! Just maybe, over the next six years or so, we’ll witness a sea-change in today’s intellectually, morally, and spiritually bankrupt Youth Cult. Whether precious snowflakes realize it or not, by c. AD 2024 their driveling PCBS will have rendered the bulk of ’em not just non-competitive but unemployable.

    Liked by 1 person

    • MAJA says:

      That must have been around the time the started the whole language (i think that’s what is was called) learning method for teaching kids to read in California. They didn’t teach them how to decode language, no phonics or rote learning of the fundamentals in preparation. They were perplexed as to why reading, reading comp and grammar skills were tanking. They’re still trying to figure it out, but are very close, they say.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Ken Maritch says:

    I wonder if Mike Rowe will get involved with this?
    He has long advocated for low cost trade training.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. cadgbd says:

    Great news, thanks Trump!

    Meanwhile, in the high tech sector, workers on foreign work visas such as H-1B, maintain a stranglehold on high tech jobs. 99% of the employment recruiters for these jobs have Indian names (or disguise themselves by using American names), in emails advertising jobs.

    Microsoft, Google, etc, and their government cronies continue the fight to disenfranchise American workers and hire foreigners. The foreigners then only hire foreign workers of their own race, excluding Americans. Many companies have departments staffed almost exclusively by Indians.

    There have been unsuccessful lawsuits against companies such as Disney, for instance, who have forced workers to train their foreign replacements.

    Many of the trades have been taken over by illegal Latino migrants because they work for much less than Americans. Look at construction sites, landscaping contractors, painters….mostly Latinos (changing now that Trump is in office).

    Can Trump help the American tech workers, who have been replaced with Indians, Pakistanis, and Chinese? The evil cabal of Microsoft-Facebook-Google,, fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise the American tech workers, some of whom have committed suicide, after being forced to train their foreign replacements, and fired.


  32. Fools Gold says:

    Sundance can you post a permanent link on the CTH website for this EO. I’m going to have all of my adult children and grandchildren read it.
    By the way our president is leading the American economy like no other before him. He is truly amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Enki's Advocate says:

    I sure hope there will be programs for people such as myself who have been working in a specialized, skilled job that has been completely destroyed by outsourcing over the last 20+ years. I have been looking into retraining/education, but even the community college programs are unaffordable for someone who can barely support their family, let alone pay for college or vocational school.


  34. TMonroe says:

    “We must foster an environment of lifelong learning and skills-based training”

    THANK YOU. And let’s do it outside of the ivory tower construct with its extortion-level costs and requirement. Let people refrain.


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